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Ex-Miami congressman Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 05, 2022 17:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government has been arrested in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said. David Rivera, a Republican who served from...

Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. Governor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges. Prosecutors notified the judge hours later that they were appealing the ruling. Six...

Feds arrest ex-Florida Rep. David Rivera, who had $50 million consulting deal with Venezuela oil giant's U.S. affiliate

Dec. 05, 2022 16:48 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Feds arrest ex-Florida Rep. David Rivera, who had $50 million consulting deal with Venezuela oil giant's U.S. affiliate.

Confusion over Iran's religious police as women drop hijab

Dec. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. Despite the uncertainty, it has appeared for weeks that enforcement of the strict dress code has been scaled back as more women walk the streets without...

IS suspect arrested in Pakistan Embassy attack in Kabul

Dec. 05, 2022 05:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A member of the militant Islamic State group has been arrested in last week’s shooting attack targeting the Pakistani Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, the spokesman of the Taliban government said. The attack, in which shots were fired at the embassy...

Japan police arrest 3 teachers in nursery abuse case

Dec. 05, 2022 04:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Police have arrested three teachers at a nursery school in central Japan on suspicion they routinely abused toddlers, including hitting their heads, holding them upside down and locking them up in a bathroom, in a case that triggered outrage and allegations of a cover-up. ...

Jurors hear ex-Border Patrol agent's confession in killings

Dec. 04, 2022 19:01 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jurors in the capital murder trial of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent have heard a taped interview in which he confesses to the 2018 killings of four sex workers in South Texas. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David Ortiz, 39, faces life in prison without...

Report: Woman attacks 6 deputies at New Orleans airport

Dec. 04, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Officials say a woman bit, kicked and spat on six sheriff's deputies while refusing to exit a plane at an airport in Louisiana early Thanksgiving Day, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday. Authorities said the 25-year-old woman attacked Jefferson Parish...

Iran morality police status unclear after 'closure' comment

Dec. 04, 2022 15:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down. ...

Police: 18 arrests as Los Angeles retail theft ring busted

Dec. 04, 2022 12:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eighteen people were arrested when Los Angeles police busted an organized crime ring that targeted clothing and shoe stores as recently as last week, authorities said. The suspects ranged ranged in age from 15 to 20 and were linked to retail thefts at chain...